DCLM Sincere Milk 3 DECEMBER 2021 — Wait Until The Blessings Come

DCLM Sincere Milk 3 DECEMBER 2021 — Wait Until The Blessings Come



1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh,

2 And said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you:

3 Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

4 And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he promised them: therefore now return ye, and get you unto your tents, and unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side Jordan.

5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tent

Key Verse: “So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents” (Joshua 22:6).


“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.” A story was told of a man who purchased a parcel of land with a large sum of money because he heard that diamonds could be found in the land. Then, he started digging.

After a long time without seeing any diamond, he became discouraged and sold the land to another man and left. The new buyer of the land just dug some few metres further and found the diamonds! He therefore became a very rich man. Many children like to start something new but they do not have the patience to finish it.

The tribes of Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh, got their share of the portion of the land before crossing Jordan; but Moses told them that they must follow other tribes of Israel to cross Jordan and fight against the enemies before returning to their own possession. They readily agreed to Moses’ suggestion.

After the heathen nations had been conquered and all the tribes in Israel had possessed their lands, they were ready to return to their own land. Joshua was very happy with them. He blessed them greatly for their obedience, patience and endurance.

Many children do not have the patience and the perseverance to finish what they start.Do you always endure to finish what you start? Some children pray but they are not patient to receive the answer, they run about for fruitless self-help and other solutions.

Do you finish your homework, daily Bible reading, and learn the memory verse? Do you dutifully determine to follow Jesus to the end? Remember, there are great blessings for all who persevere and finish well.

Prayer: Lord, give me the grace to always finish what I started.

Further Reading: 2 Timothy 4:6-8

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)